Moccasin Trail - Chapters 5 through 8 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 5 through 8 Summary

In Chapter Five, Jim arrives at the camp and begins to get reacquainted with his fifteen-year-old sister Sally and his eleven-year-old brother, Daniel. Daniel is the same youngster Jim had seen at the trading post when the man had almost shot Moki. Sally says that Jim should have come home to see their mother. When Sally asks what happened to their Uncle, Jim says that he'd been killed by an arrow to the head and scalped, then wishes that he hadn't been so blunt with the news.

Sally calls Jim "James," which keeps him nervous and on edge. Jonnie later explains that their mother had always referred to Jim in that way. Jonnie tells Sally that Jim is going to help them get the land. Jim notes that the family seems in bad physical shape and has obviously not been eating...

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